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James L. Baker

James L. Baker, 97, passed over in March 2013. Born in Illinois in July, to Easter and Calvin Baker, he was preceded in death by his sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Pauline and his compassionate son, Karl. He is survived by his daughter, Paula, and nieces Barbara Engle, Lois Yoder, Sonya Stacy, Sally Keller, Kathleen Baldwin, Kay Sherwood, Charlotte Jones
and nephews Don Baker, John Baker, Howard Sherwood, Roger Sherwood, John Sherwood, Don Walker, Norman Walker, Walt Viney, Warren Viney. He was a devoted husband, loving father and caring man who enjoyed gifting friends with his roses and his needlepoint projects. Besides having great integrity in his cleaning business, he volunteered many hours of service, throughout his 60 years in Erwin, to the YMCA and his beloved church. Memorial donations may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church or the YMCA of Erwin.